The judges


Our judging panel comprises PwC partners and directors, and representatives from TalentCorp. Scroll down to learn more about them ...


Kasmariza Kassim - TalentCorp
Kasmariza Kassim
Head of Industry Partnerships & Engagement
TalentCorp Malaysia 

Kasmariza is currently on secondment from SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad. In her current role in TalentCorp, she helps to manage and drive collaborations between TalentCorp and leading employers in the National Key Economic Area (NKEA) sectors. For Kasmariza, trust matters because it's the greatest achievement one can earn. Without trust, collaborations and communications stagnate, innovation ceases and productivity falls.                                                                                                                   


Andrew Chan - PwC Malaysia
Andrew Chan
Senior Executive Director
PwC Malaysia

Andrew leads PwC Malaysia’s Consulting practice and the Sustainability & Climate Change practice for PwC’s South East Asian Consulting services. He is passionate about helping businesses shift perceptions on value from a short term corporate profit focus to a balanced perspective of value creation for multiple stakeholders. For Andrew, trust matters because it is the one thing that keeps businesses sustainable over time, highlighting their wider impact to society and refocusing corporates back to their purpose.  Connect with him on Twitter: @MYawkchan


Taariq Murad - PwC Malaysia
Taariq Murad
Executive Director
PwC Malaysia

Taariq provides corporate income tax consulting and compliance services to companies in various industries including transportation and logistics, manufacturing, property development and construction, and healthcare. He enjoys developing future leaders in his capacity as the PwC Toastmasters Club President, and is often seen engaging students at campus activities. For Taariq, trust matters because it is the lifeblood of economic growth. 


Sridharan Nair - PwC Malaysia
Sridharan (Sri) Nair
Managing Partner
PwC Malaysia

Sri is responsible for the management of the firm and its employees (over 2,500 people) in Malaysia, which includes developing the strategy on markets and people related matters, and monitoring the execution of related action plans. He is passionate about creating an inspiring work environment for employees and developing the next generation of leaders. Sri's challenge to young people is to hold businesses to high standards in walking the talk on trust. Connect with him on Twitter: @Sri_PwC


Stephanie Caunter - PwC Malaysia
Stephanie Caunter
Executive Director
PwC Malaysia

Stephanie heads the PwC Malaysia and Vietnam Marketing & Communications teams. She enjoys mentoring young talent and sharing her life learnings as a career woman and a mum. As the Director behind PwC's building trust programme, she believes that trust is a cause that has the power to tug at both our heart and purse strings. Connect with her on Twitter: @stephcaunter




Salika Suksuwan - PwC Malaysia
Salika Suksuwan
Human Capital Leader
PwC Malaysia

Salika manages people matters in a multi-generational workforce and enjoys learning to be tech-savvy from Gen Ys, in her role as Human Capital Leader of PwC Malaysia. She is a firm believer of diversity in the workplace and work-life integration. For Salika, trust matters as it is a fundamental element in building strong relationships, leading to a more engaged workforce.                                                                                              


Jagdev Singh - PwC Malaysia
Jagdev Singh
Senior Executive Director
PwC Malaysia

Jagdev is the Tax Leader for PwC Malaysia. He specialises in assisting multinational companies and local conglomerates with corporate international tax planning, transfer pricing, tax audits and investigations. For Jagdev, trust matters because it's fundamental to all relationships.  

Kamilah Shahidan
Kamilah Shahidan
Manager, Industry Partnerships & Engagement
TalentCorp Malaysia

Kamilah manages various initiatives at TalentCorp, including  engaging industries in the National Key Economic Area (NKEA) sectors, enhancing graduate employability, transforming government scholarship management and developing future leaders for government-linked companies (GLCs). For Kamilah, trust matters because it is the foundation of everything that we do. Without trust, failures in relationships are inevitable. 


Tengku Taufik - PwC Malaysia
Tengku Muhammad Taufik
Senior Executive Director
PwC Malaysia 

Taufik leads the Oil & Gas industry group in PwC Malaysia. He works with both the public sector and government-linked companies in the Capital Projects & Infrastructure space. For Taufik, trust matters because unlike other deficits, a trust deficit is impossible to recover from. 

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